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Packing Smart for Your San Blas Adventure: A Practical Guide

Updated: Oct 9, 2023

Preparing for your upcoming San Blas trip? We've got you covered with straightforward tips to ensure you pack light, stay comfortable, and make the most of your unforgettable journey. Here's what you need to know:

Dress for Paradise: Keep it Simple

  1. Swimwear: Pack at least 2 bathing suits so you always have a dry one ready. You'll practically live in your swimsuit, so make sure you're well-equipped.

  2. Footwear: You'll only need shoes for getting to and from the boat. A comfy pair of sandals is all you need.

  3. Casual Clothing: Keep it easy-breezy with a couple of sundresses or shorts and tee shirts. For cooler evenings, having a long sleeve shirt and a windbreaker is a smart move.

  4. Sun Protection Gear: The sun's your constant companion, so gear up! Consider a long sleeve rash guard for snorkeling, a trusty hat, sunglasses, and most importantly, coral-safe sunscreen.

  5. Beach Essentials: A sarong doubles up as a beach towel – it dries fast and helps shake off sand and salt. Plus, it's versatile for different uses.

  6. Bag Choice: Opt for duffle-type bags for easy storage onboard. Hard-top luggage can be a bit tricky in the cabin. Remember, you can leave larger luggage at hotels even if you're not staying there upon your return.

Grabbing Goodies: Shopping Along the Way

  1. Snacks and Drinks: You'll make a stop at a gas station en route. Stock up on drinks and snacks. If you're craving something special like fine wine or cheese, ask the driver to stop at a grocery store like El Rey before leaving the city.

Tech Check: Charge Up and Connect Wisely

  1. Charging Electronics: Charge up your devices before the trip, as the boat relies on solar panels. Any onboard charging happens during daylight hours.

  2. Internet Connection: If you want to stay connected, it's a good idea to enable your international plan for internet onboard. If you're interested in a local SIM card, Mas Movil or Tigo have reliable service. However, keep in mind that the island experience might have you wanting to disconnect and reconnect with nature.

Follow the Dream: Stay in the Loop

We're excited to have you on this journey! For a sneak peek into the amazing experiences waiting for you, follow us on Instagram @itravelbyboat. Get ready to embrace adventure, soak up the sun, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

With these practical tips, you're all set for an incredible San Blas adventure. So pack light, pack smart, and get ready to create unforgettable moments on this tropical paradise.

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